Poll – Ideal R2

Written by Schwarzwalder on May 23 2018

Many Coaches didn’t start this season with a ‘Set&Forget’ strategy in the Ruck.  As the Bye Rounds are approaching, that R2 position is in need of upgrading soon but who is the best option to go with?  Will Brodie Grundy continue on his stellar form?  Is NicNat about to explode after warming up with his Time On Ground till now?  Or can Paddy Ryder belt out a consistent 110 avg+ for the rest of the season and provide cover over the Byes?  Tell us what you think………..

 

Which Ruckman would you ideally want at R2 for the remainder of the year?

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19 thoughts on “Poll – Ideal R2”

  1. I’ve has Goldstein all season, my only problem in the squad. Do I trade him to Ryder next week or spend more for Grundy? Ryder would be good for the byes aswell

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    1. Hmm, I feel as if I’m in the same boat. Have Lycett instead, who could make his b/e. Am thinking either Ryder or Grundy. Or punt on kreuz getting back on form like he did this time last year and pocket the cash.

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      1. I started with lycett at R2 but ditched for grundy after rd4. I probably could have held him a couple of weeks longer as he scored two 100s after I traded him and made another 50-100k but overall Im pretty happy knowing my two rucks will pump out 110+ every week.
        After gawn and grundy I think NicNat and ryder are most likely to average over 100 but Id be concerned about durability.
        Stef martin is reliable too but I think you are gonna get 90-100 most weeks with him as opposed to the big scores grundy and gawn can pump out.

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  2. I started with Ryder as R2, and subsequently traded him out in round 2 for what I thought would be the safest 90-95avg player, Sam Fkn Jacobs. Have been stuck with this peanut ever since, so I’m really hoping Grundy has a stinker this round or next so I can upgrade to him in the byes.
    Otherwise I’ll probably select NicNat, but what are the odds of him playing the season out? I don’t want to spend a 3rd trade on R2 if he’s out for multiple weeks.

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  3. Unrelated question but can we have a poll on this?

    What ranking can you be on currently or maybe more appropriately after the completion of bye rounds to still be a shot at the title? I am currently Mid 2,000’s after a bit of a drop off but still think ok.. would love to here some thoughts!

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    1. I asked a few weeks back. Hutta suggested as a guide that I f you’re more than 50pts per week behind the overall leader, then it will be difficult to catch up.
      So, with 14 rounds left, ideally you want to be no more than 700 total points behind the overall leader(s).
      It makes sense. Unless you take successful risks on high-scoring PODs to season’s end, any bigger margin is gonna be real hard to close.
      Good luck.

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    1. Maybe after Grundy’s bye but I’d look at Ryder next week as he has a bit of an easier run to the end of the season than Grundy does

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  4. I picked up nank the tank as R2, and will pick up the form Ruckman at finals. Just wasn’t sure who I could trust in R2 at start of year, and Nank has been solid without shining.

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  5. I started with Jacobs and have had a gutful of his crap scoring…would love Grundy but can’t spare the $ for that , so going to trade him to NicNat this week and hope he plays out the season..

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    1. could be a good move i reckon. NicNat may not outscore Grundy from here to season’s end , but there are a couple of ways to evaluate it:

      Currently,
      Grundy = 1,113 (9 games @ 123.67) = $604.7k
      NicNat = 784 (8 games @ 98.0) = $469.5k
      That’s a 329pt margin. Need to go back to check at season’s end if that gap has closed any …

      but if the gap is less than 599pts at season’s end, you’ll have likely made the right choice (based on a $500/pt value)*
      To look at it another way, NicNat needs to average within 19pts/game of Grundy from herein for you to be no worse off*

      * Either way you look at it, you will need to make sure that the saved cash from the cheaper trade is working as efficiently or better for you and you’ll be right, eg affords you a quicker upgrade to Danger/Macrae than would otherwise have been the case and that you do it asap.

      I should point out that I currently have Gawn/Nank and will be up/side-grading Nank at his bye or if he is rested sooner to one of the two (based on the latest data but similar analysis to the above). I will have to as I have no cover and am going for overall. Donuts are a no-no at this point, or ’til things fall apart!

      Good luck and do what you reckon is right.

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  6. You know that rubbish I was spouting early in the year saying “why isn’t Sam Jacobs in every single team?”

    I take it all back. He’s crap.

    I’ve been planning to trade him in for Brodie Grundy in round 14 for a while now, but with Jacobs continuing to haemorrhage not only points but also dollars (and therefore trade value), I’m seriously considering whether or not I should pull the trigger early. The only problem is that it’s going to cost me at least two downgrades to get the cash, hence the bye rounds being more convenient.

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  7. Got Rid of Sauce for Grundy a month ago and it was one of the best trades I have done so far this season. Grundy is a clear number 2 in my opinion, well worth the price tag

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